In episode #161, Audrow Nash speaks with Russ Angold, co-founder and CTO of Ekso Bionics, about the wearable bionic suit, Ekso. This suit enables individuals with any amount of lower extremity weakness to stand up and walk over ground with a natural, full weight bearing, reciprocal gait. Walking is achieved by the user’s weight shifts to activate sensors in the device which initiate steps. Battery-powered motors drive the legs, replacing deficient neuromuscular function.
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One of the core ideas we set out to explore at Solid is "design beyond the screen" -- the idea that, as software moves into physical devices, our modes of interaction with it will change. It's an easy concept to understand in terms of consumer electronics: the Misfit Shine activity tracker has a processor and memory just like a computer (along with sensors and LEDs), but you don't control it with a keyboard and monitor; you interact with it by attaching it to your clothing and letting it gather data about your movement.
Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.
Not long ago, I wrote about an app called PetMatch that uses computer vision algorithms for image recognition purposes that enables a user to find a dream pet or find a lookalike to a previous pet, all in their area. Now there is a new pet-related product called Bistro that also utilizes machine vision technology.
Let friends in your social network know what you contributed on Your Take A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Google's self-driving car makes strides.